BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 16 March 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has begun a consultation on how it should approach registering organisations that promote complementary and alternative medicines; the Office of Tax Simplification has published an interim report on its review of the UK's VAT system; A4ID has published a summary of EU registration option for NGIs considering how to respond to Brexit; and the King's Fun has published its response to the Spring Budget. 

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The dangers of personal email >

It is not just presidential candidates who need to be aware of the dangers of using a personal email account for business matters. When a charity receives a data subject access request, staff and trustees may be required to disclose information held on personal email accounts or mobile phones.

 

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 07 March 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, NCVO is to set up an independent commission to carry out a full review of the charity tax system; the Dormant Assets Commission has identified up to £2bn of untapped assets which could be redirected to good causes; and New Philanthropy Capital has published a guide for funders “Making your funding go further”.

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 28 February 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert warning charities against using cash couriers following a number of recent cases involving the seizure of charitable funds; the Department of Health has published guidance aimed at people who buy social care services; the Local Government Association has updated its guide to publicity.

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BWB welcomes Sung-Hyui Park >

Sung-Hyui Park recently joined BWB as a Senior Associate. As a former banking lawyer specialising in lending and M&A transactions, Sung-Hyui comes to BWB with a wealth of experience and technical expertise she hopes to use for the benefit of clients working in the social investment market.

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 in BWB News Read More >

Client focus: Caritas Anchor House >

Caritas Anchor House has a rich history, marked by their desire to offer hope and support to those who need it most. Established in the 1960s to provide temporary accommodation to out-of-work seafarers, they now provide support to those affected by homelessness.

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BWB advise on Social Impact Bonds >

A common complaint about SIBs is that they are complicated. Often the appropriate response to this is, ‘of course they are’. The aim is to create new forms of service delivery, working with service users with multiple issues. They involve a range of stakeholders who share some common objectives (based around the intended social impact) but also have their own organisational imperatives. David Hunter talks about two recent SIBs on which he and BWB have advised.

Posted on 23 Feb 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >